As you probably know, Olimex is having capacity problems and has therefore
stopped taking orders for PCB's to be manufactured. As I needed some boards
made I decided to look into
I found this one:
Apparently, their boards are manufactured in China. They're also dirt cheap,
cheaper even than Olimex, so I decided to give them a try. I got the boards
back about a week after them
being shipped from China. They confirmed my order about a week before they
were shipped so it took about a week for them to be manufactured. The boards
I got back were small (5cm x 5cm)
and double sided. I also noticed that I could have ordered even cheaper ones
($10) if I had picked the green boards (I picked the more expensive red boards
by mistake). Since the Chinese have
longer working hours and less vacation time the boards were processed even
during the holiday season. The Bulgarians (Olimex) shut their factory for two
months during the summer and during the
Christmas holidays as well, so this is a real boon. Especially if you need
boards made during in the summertime.
I got 10 PCB's for about $18 including shipping and handling. Their site has
Eagle ULP and CAM scripts available which you can use to check your design
with their design rules and to produce manufacturing files.
All in all, I'm pretty satisfied with these guys so I'll be ordering more boards
in the future. They even do multilayer boards and SMD stencils! In general
it's unusual to see Chinese manufacturers do low-volume PCB production, but
so far my experience has been a happy one.
Reply by Spehro Pefhany●January 23, 20132013-01-23
On Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:26:44 -0500 (EST), the renowned Anonymous
>All in all, I'm pretty satisfied with these guys so I'll be ordering more boards
>in the future. They even do multilayer boards and SMD stencils! In general
>it's unusual to see Chinese manufacturers do low-volume PCB production, but
>so far my experience has been a happy one.
Keep in mind that the Chinese makers generally close for a week or so
around the lunar new year (Spring Festival/Golden Week). It's Feb 10
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